Iran is implementing a new strategy to teach its youth about Salman Rushdie’s fatwa-inducing sin.
Iran’s National Foundation of Computer Games (Yep. Really. We have one, too.) asked students three years ago to submit scripts for the game and the aptly titled “The Stressful Life of Salman Rushdie and Implementation of his Verdict” won.
The organizers believe it will help spread Iranian culture, values, and Islamic identity to an international computer and video game market. One can surmise from the game’s title, although the game is still in development and shrouded in mystery, that players may be asked to fulfill the fatwa and fight the author of The Satanic Verses mano-a-mano. Off the computer screen and halfway around the world, Rushdie has been rubbing elbows with New York’s finest in recent months.